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Sri Lanka Civil Society Consultation on Post – 2015 Development Agenda

A civil society consultation on the post-2015 sustainable development agenda was held on the 9th of June at CENWOR in Colombo. Members of Sri Lanka’s civil society was informed of the importance and implications of the Sustainable Development Goals to the country and how the goals need to prioritised in the National Development Agenda so … Continue reading Sri Lanka Civil Society Consultation on Post – 2015 Development Agenda

South Asia Consultation on Financing for Development (FfD)

In line with the United Nations Post-2015 Sustainable Development agenda a South Asia Consultation on Financing for Development: Advancing Progressive Regional to Global Policies brought together government representatives and members of civil society to Colombo on the 7 and 8 of June 2015, to build regionally grounded understandings and strategies toward the Third International Conference … Continue reading South Asia Consultation on Financing for Development (FfD)

Media Advisory: How can we get more women in newsrooms? New study on gender and journalism in Asia-Pacific gives media professionals their say

“Inside the News: Challenges and Aspirations of Women Journalists in Asia and the Pacific” to be launched by UNESCO, UN Women and IFJ at Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Thailand in special event on 22 June Click here for the full report BANGKOK, 14 JUNE, 2015 – In many countries across Asia and the Pacific, women … Continue reading Media Advisory: How can we get more women in newsrooms? New study on gender and journalism in Asia-Pacific gives media professionals their say

Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

As President Maitripala Sirisena’s draft of the 20th Amendment is scheduled to be presented to the cabinet today a special media briefing on the representation of women in politics was organised by the Women and Media Collective yesterday, 3rd of June, in Colombo. Followed by continued campaigning by women’s groups in the country a provision … Continue reading Media Breifing: Women’s political representation

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan, which depicts her victimized by rapists and murderers. Even social media sites which supposedly support responsible reporting should be more sensitive to not contributing to her victimization. This only serves a purpose of sensationalizing the issue and is not taking into consideration the … Continue reading Women of Wednesday condemn the use of the photograph of Vidya Sivaloganathan

Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development

At the Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development in Bangkok from the 18 – 20 May 2015. Women and Media Collective’s (WMC) Executive Director, Dr. Sepali Kottegoda was a panelist at the side event ‘Gender, Sexuality and SRHR in the Post 2015 Development Agenda’. The forum was organised by UNESCAP, United Nations Environment Programme … Continue reading Asia Pacific CSO Forum on Sustainable Development